The following “heads-up” note and request for prayer comes from Pastor Dan White of the York, PA, Grace Brethren church. Pastor Dan also serves as a police chaplain.
The first Sunday of May comes around each year with little attention. Most of us are looking toward the second Sunday–Mother’s Day.
But, the first Sunday has gotten our attention at York, PA, GBC.
It is the Sunday closest to the annual Commonwealth of PA commemoration of the service of those who serve in police work.
We have taken it as our call (each year since 2001) to invite the officers of our city (there are right at about 100) and their families to church with us and to give them a gift of encouragement and provide a fellowship meal to get to know them a bit and them us.
This Sunday, we will do the same and have some special things in store. The message will be: “Blessed Are The Peacemakers.” We will give the department a special gift as well, which will benefit all of the officers throughout the entire year.
Pray for a “sea of black” uniforms in our congregation this Sunday. And, for a clear understanding of the gospel and Jesus’ great love for them all. May He be glorified and may many of our officers and their families come closer to Jesus, the One Who alone brings true peace.